Category Archives: Agriculture and Food

Podcast on Food Safety and Reducing Pathogens in Poultry

The U.S. food supply is one of the safest in the world, yet the CDC estimates that pathogens like salmonella in contaminated food, especially poultry, cause more than 2 million human illnesses per year. Hear our podcast with Alfredo Gomez, … Continue reading

Image | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Addressing Global Hunger

In 1979, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) designated October 16th as World Food Day to bring attention to the crisis of global hunger. According to FAO, there are more than 800 million people around the … Continue reading

Image | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , ,

Podcast on Freshwater Supply Concerns

The nation’s bodies of water have long supplied Americans with abundant freshwater, but recent events, such as the ongoing California drought, have focused attention on competing demands for this limited resource. Hear our podcast with Anne-Marie Fennell, a director in … Continue reading

Image | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Podcast on Prepositioning International Food Aid

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) provides U.S. agricultural commodities to meet emergency food needs in foreign countries.┬áTo expedite delivery to recipient countries, food can be ordered before it is requested and prepositioned in warehouses in or near … Continue reading

Image | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , , , , ,